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Things We Saw Today: Josh Brolin Stole The Infinity Gauntlet At Comic-Con

Lookin' good.

He was born for this.

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Infographic Shows the Most Talked About Characters From Game of Thrones Season Four

But what of Ser Pounce?

We've got nearly a year to wait (I KNOW) before Game of Thrones returns, but in the meantime we can at least give season 4 a proper post-mortem. TVShowTime compiled this infographic for The Wrap that shows which characters were discussed the most this year, and surprisingly, all men did not need to die to gain viewers' attention. [Season 4 spoilers]

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Are These America’s Most Depressing Professions?

I don't see "writer of Internet" anywhere here!

Be nice to your bus driver, guys—if new research is to be believed, people who work in passenger transit are far more likely to be depressed, than, say, coal miners. Frankly, I'm a little dubious. Maybe be nice to everyone, just in case?

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Play with a Wibbly-Wobbly Interactive Timeline of All the Doctors’ Travels

Just don't go to Manhattan in 1938... has put together a handy interactive infographic for you to play along with the Doctor's travels at home. The Hurt Doctor (as we call him) would probably dislike how wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey it looks, but it's actually a really fun way to visualize just where in time the Doctor has gone on his roundabout path through history.

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Watch the Entire History (and Future) of the Universe in Animated Form [Video]

Need to feel insignificant today? We can take care of that.

All of time and space, and you don't even need a TARDIS! You also won't get shot at or need to run away as much danger as the Doctor does. Instead, you only need YouTube channel Kuzgesagt's handy animated guide on the history of everything (that we're aware of), which puts the entire story of the universe into charming, colorful perspective.

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Your Burning Questions About the Big Pile of Money in Breaking Bad, Now Answered [Infographic]

They fail to answer whether or not it it's comfortable to sit on. We're guessing no.

We know now that Walter White had $80 million to his name before "Ozymandias" -- at least, according to him. But how much prop money was actually used to construct the giant pile that went into that storage unit?, a website that -- surprise! -- locates storage facilities, decided to see how much they could figure it out for themselves.

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This Updated Chart of Words in They Might Be Giants Lyrics is Our Favorite Infographic of the Day

If you are going to do a deeply nerdy bit of fan art for a band, you could do a lot worse than They Might Be Giants.  David Mackenzie (@divmazie) has done the thankless and necessary work of charting the frequency of words as they appear in all 487 songs from TMBG's more than two decades worth of studio albums. Ever wanted to know how many times the word "rocket" is used in the band's songs? Now you don't need to guess.

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Forgot About Dwalin: Never Misidentify A Dwarf Again Thanks To This Handy Flowchart

Are you constantly confusing the thirteen dwarves who travel with Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit? Have you made the embarrassing faux pas of confusing Oin with Gloin? Do you not know your Bombur from a hole in the ground? Never fear, my friend, because the fine folks at Lord of the Rings Project have got you covered with this convenient flowchart that can tell you in just a few simple questions which diminuitive, bearded adventurer you're looking at. Click through to embiggen and see the whole chart, and prepare to amaze friends and family alike with your encyclopedic knowledge of Dwarven lore. Or, you know, depress them with it. Probably that second thing.

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All of the Exoplanets, to Scale, Courtesy of xkcd [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of the best things the comic strip xkcd does is present the mind-bogglingly large in a beautiful, elegant way. This time, the webcomic's artist turned his eye to exoplanets, presenting all the other worlds we've yet discovered in one image, to scale. There sure are an awful lot of them.

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The Facebook IPO by the Numbers [Infographic]

The Facebook IPO keeps rumbling toward completion while Facebook scrambles to monetize anything and everything as fast as it can. The announcement of the App Center and the testing of highlighted posts are only the beginning of what we can expect from Facebook as a public company, but what about where it is at right now? Not a bad place. Mark Zuckerberg makes a hefty $66.94 per second and is heading for a valuation larger than Boeing or even Starbucks. Does it deserve that? We'll find out soon. In the meantime, you can study up on all the interesting facts and figures with this infographic from MBA Online and come to your own conclusion. Check it out after the jump.

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Where Do Beards Come From? [Beardographic]

This one is for all you men out there. Have you ever wanted to know more about beards? Of course you have; beards are awesome. While I might not be the best person to be asking, having facial hair better fit for a 15-year-old, I can point you to a genuinely fascinating beardographic from Online PhD that delves into the science, history, and behavioral cause and effect of beard-acquisition and beard-ownership. The downside is that, as you might expect, beards can be kind of a turn-off for the ladies. The upside? They are beards. Beards are awesome.

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The Neurology of Gaming [Infographic]

Do you like video games? Do you like having a brain that can do stuff? Then this infographic is just for you! As it turns out, gaming has an effect on your brain, and it's not "turning it into mush." As I am sure many of you know first hand, gaming generates happiness in awesomeness lobe and then moves it to your soul, or at least that's what it feels like. This infographic from Online Universities goes a little deeper into the subject and deals with a few of the other things involved in addition to the synthesis of pure happiness. Some of the points about violent gaming could probably use a little more context in my opinion, but it's still interesting. Take a look.

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The Internet Quantified [Infographic]

The Internet is a big place. There are a lot of tubes, so to speak. The amount of data that is created, shared, and consumed on the internet is practically impossible to conceive of in a physical format and would be literally impossible to deal with that way. That said, how much data really is thrown around? That's what this infographic from MBA Online attempts to tackle, and the results are staggering. 98 years of video? 770 magazines worth of blog posts? Each and every day? Now it's up to you to decide whether this is a triumph of the digital age or an embarrassingly large amount of digital trash, but one thing is for sure: It's a lot and I'm glad we don't have to try and cram it all on a shelf somewhere.

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Work is Murder, And Not Just For Hitmen [Infographic]

Ever have a late night, come home and think "work sucks?" I know. Sometimes it feels like work is just killing you, and it might actually be, and not just your soul either. Granted, I have no problems whatsoever because I work in a fairly-land utopia where the unicorns are both free and plentiful. You, on the other hand, may work in a real workplace and, as this infographic from Online University suggests, it might be killing you. Between all the sitting down, the not moving, and the stress, your job might be working you to death. Of course, being unemployed won't help you live forever either, so you might as well have someone pay you to march -- or sit -- toward your inevitable demise.

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20 Crimes Committed and Solved on Facebook [Infographic]

You know something is finally working its way into a culture when it starts being involved in crimes, and that's where we're getting with Facebook. It used to just be a way for college kids to share goofy pictures of each other and brag about how cool they are since they're drinking alcohol now, but it's come a long, long way since then, for better or worse. People have become so comfortable with Facebook that they've let slip all kinds of information that have led to arrests for everything from vandalism to murder. And, of course, people are doing illegal things on Facebook too. This infographic by Criminal Justice Degrees Guide delves into 20 particularly notable cases of Facebook-related crime. Check it out after the jump.

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McDonald’s Items You Didn’t Know About [Infographic]

One time while driving through South Carolina, my family and I drove by a sign on the highway advertising McPizza, McDonald's attempt at pizza. Much to my dismay, we didn't stop to try it out, and I never saw it again. For a while in South Florida, some of the McDonald's restaurants offered the McCuban Sandwich like it was a normal thing to have at a McDonald's. At that point, I realized that certain McDonald's restaurants had location-based menus. I never saw the McHotdog, but the Internet once told me it was a thing. It turns out McDonald's has a multitude of odd menu items in varying locations that one wouldn't even guess McDonald's ever thought about attempting, much less created and put on sale. Check out the infographic below, and learn about weird menu items like the Chicken Big Mac, or the Kiwiburger.

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The 2012 Oscar Winners, as Predicted by Twitter [Infographic]

With the Oscars going down tonight, there is rampant speculation about who is going to walk away with which electroplated gold statue. While the decision making process inside the Academy is notoriously wonky, the folks over at Flowtown have put together an infographic showing the Twitter buzz around some of the top Oscar contenders. Their handsome infographic compares the "winners" on Twitter with other prognosticatory sources, which offers surprising insights into what the Internet is saying about these flicks. We'll have to wait until tonight to see if Twitter becomes the next bellwether for the Oscars.

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Full Steam Ahead, What Valve is Doing Right With Steam [Infographic]

When you're a content creator or a content provider, the battle against piracy really comes down to one thing: Competing against free. Naturally, this is a difficult thing to do, but it's not impossible. It might actually be easier than cramming more DRM and IP law down everyone's throats. Need a proof-of-concept? Just look at Steam, whose intiuitive and user-friendly platform has made buying games an absolute joy. This infographic by Video Game Design School does a blow-by-blow breakdown of exactly how well Steam is doing and how they're pulling it off. Take notes.

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The 22-Year Trip Down Into Lake Vostok, Visualized

For 15 million years, Lake Vostok remained untouched, buried 3,768 meters beneath Antarctica. Though the 22-year drilling journey finally reached the subglacial lake, scientists still have to wait until 2013-2014 to extract samples of unfrozen lake water, and have to wait until the end of this year to extract frozen samples. The team plans to explore the lake in 2013-2014 using cameras, probes, and water samplers. The researchers will also be looking for life, and could potentially find specially adapted microorganisms living within the subglacial lake. To better understand the great depth the drilling traveled, as well as what layers of ice the drilling passed through, the journey to the unfrozen subglacial waters of Lake Vostok has been tastefully visualized after the break.

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Are Jerks the Future of the Internet? [Infographic]

It is impossible to use the Internet without encountering an enormous jerk. If you never have, just mosey over to the YouTube comments for any given video. The long-term repercussions of these less than pleasant interactions for everyone that uses the Internet are still unclear, but people are certainly wondering about it right now. This infographic paints something of a bleak picture, delving into the development of aggression and the surprising number of teenagers today that experience cyberbullying. Who knows what it means for the future, but it's certainly a surprising read.

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